On Bank Holiday Monday, 8th May, Brentwood District Scouts will be manning a stand at an event run by Brentwood District Council at King George’s Playing Fields from 12pm – 5pm. We will be running activities aimed at enticing people to volunteer as leaders.
We are sharing the stand with the Jamboree Team who will be fundraising and will certainly appreciate your support!
The Programme Looks something like this:
- Friday Night – Arrive. Leaders meeting 9pm in Tinley Building
- Saturday 9.30am-12.30pm – Morning Activity Slot
- Saturday 2pm to 5pm – Afternoon Activity Slot
- Saturday 7.30pm to 8.30pm – Camp Fire
- Saturday 8.30pm to 11pm – POSSIBLE activity for 13+ (as Explorer Scout linking activity)
- Sunday 9.30am to 12.30pm – Morning Activity Slot
- Sunday 12.30pm to 1.30pm – District Picnic on field in front of Tinley Building
- Sunday 1.45pm to 2.30 – Renewal of Promise and Close Camp
For those of you who have attended District Camp before this is the usual format
We have had a look at the activities available and have booked the following for each session. On the weekend these will be divided into 3 zones and each group will have a chance to do everything.
- Air Rifles
- Mini CrossBows
- High Ropes
- Low Ropes
- Cave Bus
- Frisbee Golf
- Bouncy Castle
The 3rd zone will also involve the group challenge activity and we will be asking each group to provide a small activity on their campsite based on our Spy Theme. More information to follow.
We will be holding a meeting for anyone who wants to help out in mid-March so if you would like to help, or know anyone who does then please get in touch!
The costs and have been worked out and we are pleased to be able to say that they have come in at less than we anticipated and we are able to keep it at the pre-covid price of:
£25 YP full weekend
£10 YP Day Rate
£10 Leader rate to cover camp fees
These costs DO NOT include food.
So, finally can I ask that you reply to this confirming that your group intends to take part and then numbers by 4th March.
I look forward to hearing from you all very soon!
This years all sections district camp will be held at Skreens Park from 14th to 16th April.
Planning is well under way and more details will be available at the GSL/Team meeting on Monday 23rd January but wanted to send this to make sure it was in everyone’s diary.
Please let us know if your group is intending to take part. This is the first District Camp we have had since 2018 so it would be great to see every group represented and firmly put Covid and the last 3 years behind us!
I look forward to seeing you all on 23rd April when all will be revealed…
District Camp, scheduled for 24-26 April 2020 at Skreens Park has been cancelled due Scout Association recommendations following the Corona Virus.
We have provisionally booked 23-25 April 2021 for this event.
Next Year is Centenary of Scouting in Essex – 1919
Badge available soon! Cost £1 – can be worn from January 2019
Centenary Challenge across all sections based on badge criteria
Aim to complete 100 challenges (out of 120)
Will run from January to December 2019
Sections – Essex, Adventure, Teams, Travel, International, Creative, New Experiences, Outdoors, Inclusion
Will be digital A5 booklet and one printed
Hopefully as user friendly as possible
Fits with other requirements ie 50% outdoor and adventure
Will be issued by October half term
Will be separate badge if complete challenge
Want to know how to get an account, log in and start producing content for our site? Look no further than the Resources page and check out the new How To guides.
The District Team are proud to announce our mission statement for Cubs in Brentwood District:
All Cubs to attain the Chief Scout’s Silver Award
The District Team are identifying ways to support each group and the district as a whole to achieve this goal. Watch this space for more information!
As you can see, the site is now live. I’ll be writing some how-to-guides in the coming days. If you want access to the site, drop an email to the DCC or ADC Cubs (you know who they are!) and we’ll get you a login.
In the meantime, enjoy!
Here you’ll find information and resources for Brentwood District Scouts.
The What’s On link provides a diary of section, group and district events.
The Directory link provides information, meeting times and the location of section meetings for each of the Brentwood District Scout Groups.
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